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Misuari makes appearance in Sulu

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 min 35 sec ago
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines---Fugitive Moro leader Nur Misuari renewed a call for independence for Mindanao when he resurfaced in Panamao, Sulu, three days ago after months of lying low and not being seen in public, a Moro National Liberation Front official said Tuesday.   Habib Mudjahab Hashim, chair of the MNLF's Islamic Command Council, said Misuari appeared before the group's members and supporters, who had gathered in the remote village of Lampayag on August 24. Lampayag is located between Panamao and Talipao towns.   Hashim said some 2,000 MNLF members attended the assembly, which was called by Misuari.   "It's a political assembly. As of now, t...

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Live Scores: La Salle vs FEU - UAAP Season 77 Round 2

GMA Breaking News - 9 min 18 sec ago
Live Scores: La Salle vs FEU - UAAP Season 77 Round 2
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Taiwan's Cathay Financial in talks to buy into RCBC

GMA Breaking News - 17 min 30 sec ago
Taiwan's Cathay Financial Holding Co. is in talks to acquire a 20 percent stake in medium-sized Philippine lender Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) amid plans to expand in Southeast Asia, people with knowledge of the discussions said.
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These mobile games are proudly Ilonggo-made

GMA Breaking News - 17 min 31 sec ago
When will the Philippines wow the world with a catchy mobile game? There are serious contenders from all across the country, with Iloilo giving its rivals a run for their money.
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Peaceful progress still elusive in PH – study

Inquirer Breaking News - 22 min 10 sec ago
        MANILA, Philippines---Despite strong economic growth, corruption and patronage politics are holding back the Philippines from achieving peaceful progress, the 2014 Global Peace Index (GPI) study by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) found.   "While in many ways exhibiting strong democratic credentials, the Philippines ranks just 134th out of 162 countries in the GPI," the study said.   The Philippines rank dropped five places since the 2013 GPI.   "Corruption, poverty and the patron-client nature of relations in the Philippines means that problems exist across all levels of society---not just in areas u...

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NPA in Bukidnon claims taking 2 soldiers as ‘prisoners of war’

Inquirer Breaking News - 29 min 11 sec ago
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- Communist rebels on Wednesday claimed to have seized two soldiers in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon, and said they were holding them as "prisoners of war."   The military has not responded to Inquirer queries on the claim.   Allan Juanito, spokesperson of the New People's Army in North Central Mindanao, said the two soldiers were seized Friday as they were buying supplies in the market.   He identified them as Privates Marnel Cinches, 23, and Jerrel Yorong, 28, of the 8th Infantry Battalion who were assigned to Impasug-ong's Barangay Buntungon.   "Recovered from their possession were a .45-caliber pistol and M203 and M16 a...

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Bangko Sentral statement: BSP clarifies existing regulations prohibiting issuance of pre-approved credit cards

GMA Breaking News - 31 min 8 sec ago
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), in its Resolution No. 1055 dated 02 July 2014, approved the issuance of a circular to clarify existing regulations prohibiting the issuance of pre-approved credit cards, pursuant to BSP Circular No. 702, Series of 2010.
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Suspect in Abu Sayyaf kidnappings in Sabah nabbed in Tawi-Tawi

Inquirer Breaking News - 34 min 38 sec ago
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Police announced Wednesday the arrest of a man who they described instrumental in the transfer of Abu Sayyaf captives from the nearby east Malaysian state of Sabah to Sulu.   Chief Supt. Noel delos Reyes, the police chief of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, said Mobin Hailil, alias Apo Kahumbo, 44, was apprehended in Sanga-sanga in Tawi-Tawi after he was found carrying a .45-caliber pistol, bullets and a grenade while being pat-checked at a mobile checkpoint on Tuesday.   He said Hailil was acting suspiciously, which was why the authorities decided to check him out.   He would be charged with illegal possession of f...

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De Lima considering protection for witnesses vs. Binay

GMA Breaking News - 35 min 14 sec ago
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima isn't taking lightly the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation that the witnesses against Vice President Jejomar Binay in the alleged overpricing of a P2.7-billion parking complex be placed under the government's Witness Protection Program.
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Govt working to avert water crisis – Palace

GMA Breaking News - 37 min 11 sec ago
Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda On Wednesday said government officials are working with Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Company Inc. to address possible water shortages in the coming months.
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UP coach Rey Madrid ejected, could face suspension anew

Inquirer Breaking News - 37 min 35 sec ago
MANILA, Philippines --- University of the Philippines head coach Rey Madrid could face another suspension after getting thrown out during the Fighting Maroons' game against the University of Santo Tomas Wednesday. Madrid was slapped two technical fouls in a row --- the first one for entering the court without permission and the last for continuous complaining --- with still 17.7 seconds left in the first quarter. Early August, Madrid served a two-game ban for his point-shaving allegations against the referees in a blowout loss to UST in the first round. Madrid was livid at the sidelines after a non-call on UST's defensive move when Maroons guard Diego Dario had a fastbreak play....

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5,000 pass preliminary screening for BOC posts

ABS-CBN news - 41 min 7 sec ago
Around 5,000 passed the preliminary screening for 1,056 vacant positions at the Bureau of Customs.
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Legend of Zelda's Link coming to Mario Kart 8

GMA Breaking News - 43 min 10 sec ago
It's about time that Link—the swashbuckling hero whose name is definitely not Zelda—got his own set of smashingly cool wheels.
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Philippines rejects bids in 500,000 ton rice tender

GMA Breaking News - 44 min 35 sec ago
The National Food Authority (NFA) said on Wednesday it had rejected all bids submitted in its tender to buy 500,000 tons of rice because they were higher than the government budget allowed.
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DBM OKs funding for Cebu bus transit

ABS-CBN news - 51 min 4 sec ago
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has approved the funding strategy for the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit project.
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NBI also pursuing ‘love angle’ in Enzo Pastor killing

Inquirer Breaking News - 51 min 15 sec ago
        MANILA, Philippines---Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Wednesday confirmed that like the police, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is pursuing "love triangle" as the possible motive in the death of racing champion Enzo Pastor last June. However, De Lima said the NBI, an attach agency of the Department of Justice (DOJ), cannot file a criminal complaint just yet. She said the NBI will coordinate with police for information-sharing. The family of Enzo Pastor sought the NBI's help immediately after the 28-year-old racer was killed by motorcycle-riding men in Quezon City last June.       RELATED STORIES...

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NBA's Marion in town for anti-bullying drive

ABS-CBN news - 53 min 23 sec ago
Four-time NBA All-Star Shawn Marion is in town to spearhead an anti-bullying and anti-hazing campaign in Filipino schools as well as raise funds for relief efforts for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda.
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Shawn Marion tells kids: Aim high

ABS-CBN news - 55 min 7 sec ago
NBA All-Star Shawn Marion marks his first trip to the Philippines by holding a basketball clinic in Legazpi City on Wednesday, where he also hopes to inspire underprivileged children.
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Binay: Makati even saved millions from controversial building

Inquirer Breaking News - 55 min 23 sec ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Contrary to overpriced allegations, VicePresidentJejomar Binay said thelocal government ofMakatihad even saved P200 million fromtheconstruction of the MakatiCity Hall 2 building.   Binay was the mayorof the citywhen theconstruction of thebuilding started in 2007.   "Ang estimate po dyan was P2.4 billion ngayon alam po ba nyo at the end of the day, kung magkano ang nagastos, P2.2 billion..." he said at a press conferenceon Wednesday.   (That building was estimated to cost P2.4 billion, but did you know how much we spent on that? P2.2 billion only.)   This was contrarytohis detractors' allegation that theprojectamounted...

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Decline of French language could cost half a million jobs – report

GMA Breaking News - 58 min 19 sec ago
A decline in the number of people worldwide who speak French could cost France 120,000 jobs by 2020 and half a million by 2050, due to missed economic opportunities, a report commissioned by President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday.
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